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Mike

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    Renewable Energy & Wind Platforms. Installations etc.
    find me on www.thorne.co.za

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  1. Mike

    DJ pretorius

    Option 14 should be set to CUt
  2. i openly mark up on my"dealer price" as a registered the lies herein, you study, pay your dues, use large distributors, and then suck it up folks.....those fackin distributors sell at the same price to tom dick and harry over the phone....ther is no special price for installers, we or i pay the same as a home user even tho i spend more than r1m to R2m between two distributors......and then i charge for installations. Even worse, most of the "customers" don't even want to pay a deposit and still expect a lower price.....I don't advertise, word of mouth only and here is to year 19.........if you dont offer service with a markup, you not going to be in business tomorrow....
  3. perhaps i a wrong here..however.... you walk into a shop, pay for something and leave with it all good, you want to buy something from an installer expect him to pay for it, deliver it , install it then hope he gets paid? just because you have to wait for the installation to take place does not mean you must not pay for your goods its no different from walking into a shop, just withhold the install component and have the goods delivered. You hold on to them till install. just my thoughts... you dont think installers are also caught out by unscrupulous home owners...been there friend, after 19 years in the game, i get to read them like a book. You have to understand margins are not that great for installers, so it is not in their interest to get terms and the small guys also have difficulty in getting terms i suppose and to top it, most of the distributors do not offer terms, C.O.D. only. on my installs i offer my client two options: 1 , pay for your materials and hold the install fee until switch on, and 2. i use my capital, you pay a higher price and all good. So most people want the lowest price or free as it goes in S.A. but you won't get me to use my capital on your job without a premium.. thats just my 2cents
  4. sirrius supercap charges up like a vacuum cleaner sucking from 0 to full charge on the 7.1kwh in 45min
  5. i cannot sell on this forum, as i am not a commercial advertiser, but an indication in Cape town around R30k mark for 4.8kwh
  6. Hubble Lithium Brochure V2.1.pdf
  7. its a Nova product designed as a drop in replacement for old lead acids....... i can supply any quantity you might need......
  8. i suppose it depends from company to company. I ask my clients to cover the cost of their material purchase and have it delivered immediately, and book an install date with them, once installed and switched on, balance of payment please.....i feel it protects both parties, and has worked for me for 19 years....
  9. i have seen many a sad case in my years installing just in the Cape. I have been called out to repair said installs as well....when inside all you want to do is run as fast as possible away, but to avoid a bad name in the industry, you risk your name and do the repair.......
  10. Goodwe in China, as i was working directly with them wrt to what you guys are trying and i was the initial importer into SA of Goodwe about 7 years back the blue then yellow now cream....
  11. i had to sign an NDA.......in the software you can change from the sens ip addy to a local one to get the data, but you loose the portal then... only direction i can offer
  12. i have not installed any, but have friends with, they have had a variety of issues, besides the poor quality service from the supplier, the std items that come with the unit normally are being sold as optionals, compaitbility with certain lithiums are an issue.......do your homework before parting with hard earned cash is all i would suggest
  13. being one of the only ones still on, and me thinks that makes me a target, so have helped a few neighbors out, so there are more of us off grid.....
  14. when i went off grid after returning to grid 14mw a year, i had the surprise of virtually the whole management and legal from the muni connected to my meter box running whatever tests, and i was told i am stealing power.......now i don't even pay an availablity fee, dont buy any prepaid and so on for over a year i have been totally offgrid... i am happy, munu not so much
  15. Mike

    Dyness powerbox

    Yes, with the 8.0H units above
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